February 2021 warmer, wetter than average

The Armagh Observatory has reported that February 2021 was warmer and wetter than average with about average sunshine. The meteorological winter (December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021) was cooler and wetter than average with roughly average sunshine.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 12:00 pm

The Armagh Observatory has reported that February 2021 was warmer and wetter than average with about average sunshine. The meteorological winter (December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021) was cooler and wetter than average with roughly average sunshine.

Total February precipitation was 74.2 mm (2.92 inches) including 6 trace values, that is, 73.9 mm if trace values are ignored.

The 183-year long-term (1838-2020) average February precipitation is 55.49 mm and the most recent (1991-2020) 30-year average is 59.02 mm, so February 2021 was approximately 34% wetter than the long-term average and 26% more than the most recent 30-year average. This continues a recent trend at Armagh for slightly higher February precipitation than the long-term February average.